Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute

We will be showing Mozart’s The Magic Flute, live from the Glyndebourne Festival, on Sunday 4th August at 5.30pm

Enchantment meets Enlightenment politics in Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece. True love conquers all in a colourful fairytale that pits the forces of darkness against truth, goodness and light. Barbe et Doucet direct Glyndebourne’s first new production of Die Zauberflöte in over a decade.

Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.

You can watch the official trailer here

Praise for Barbe et Doucet

The Guardian (Manon) ‘Director-and-designer team Renaud Doucet and André Barbe have captured perfectly the artifice that is a large part of Manon’s charm.’

The Guardian (La Bohème) ‘Barbe and Doucet’s production plays up the humour and vitality of Puccini’s opera.’

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

Royal Opera House: La Traviata

We will be showing Verdi’s La Traviata live from the Royal Opera House on Wednesday 30th January at 6.45pm

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre Libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

Music by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Richard Eyre and conducted by Antonello Manacorda. Starring Ermonela Jaho (Violetta Valéry), Charles Castronovo (Alfredo Germont), Plácido Domingo (Giorgio Germont)

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here